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Quality Corner: Tools to engage staff for quality management success

By Editor on 5/12/2021

Quality CornerFinding an effective approach to engage staff in quality management can be challenging. Try creating an environment that encourages participation through team building activities where staff are empowered to contribute to quality conversations and improvement.

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Celebrating national volunteer week: Georgia Carr, medical laboratory accreditation assessor

By Editor on 4/23/2021

Georgia CarrGeorgia Carr has worked as a frontline medical laboratory technologist (MLT) in biochemistry, hematology, and transfusion medicine, later overseeing flow cytometry as well as quality and compliance. Both her grandparents and parents were born in Northwestern Ontario, which is where her passion lies. Georgia is currently the laboratory manager at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), working to ensure optimal delivery of laboratory services for the region. 

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Celebrating national volunteer week: Valerie Hencze, medical laboratory accreditation assessor

By Editor on 4/22/2021

Valerie HenczeValerie Hencze has been a volunteer medical laboratory assessor with Accreditation Canada Diagnostics for over 12 years. Her expertise is drawn from her 20 years of experience as a core lab technologist. For the past 17 years, Valerie has worked in the department of anatomical pathology at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. She describes her role as an assessor being a key piece of quality management, as a medical laboratory technologist.

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Celebrating national volunteer week: Manuel Giraldo, medical laboratory accreditation assessor

By Editor on 4/22/2021

Manuel GiraldoWith over 33 years of healthcare leadership experience, Manuel Giraldo has held several positions in private and public organizations. He had worked in various capacities at two major teaching hospitals in Toronto and currently is a senior leader of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at North York General Hospital. Manuel has participated in several hospital-wide initiatives, such as breast cancer accreditation and improvements around Access to Care. He is also quite engaged in Choosing Wisely national and international initiatives.

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Celebrating national volunteer week: Gerald MacDonald, diagnostic imaging accreditation assessor

By Editor on 4/21/2021

Gerald MacDonaldGerald MacDonald is a medical radiation technologist certified in radiography as well as magnetic resonance. His career has taken him from small community hospitals to the private sector, to large teaching hospitals. He now manages a growing diagnostic imaging department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. He was among the first group of assessors who trained for the Diagnostic Imaging accreditation program and has been an assessor for the first two diagnostic imaging assessments.

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Celebrating national volunteer week: Laurie Sweeting, medical laboratory accreditation assessor

By Editor on 4/20/2021

Laurie SweetingLaurie Sweeting is a medical laboratory technologist (MLT) with further education in health services management and public administration. Laurie has had the opportunity to work with numerous laboratory teams in major academic hospitals. Through her work at the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), Laurie has helped shape provincial laboratory policies and programs. She is currently the director of operations and quality manager at In-Common Laboratories (ICL), a not-for-profit laboratory and broker of laboratory tests that provides test referral services upon which Ontario laboratories depend. Laurie notes that ICL services have recently expanded to work with pharmacists to support the COVID-19 response.

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Accreditation Canada Diagnostics Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week

By Editor on 4/13/2021

Thank You Medical Laboratory Professionals!AC Diagnostics is proud to recognize the many accomplishments of medical diagnostic professionals across the country. Medical laboratory professionals play a pivotal role in providing quality patient care. The demands are high and the important work that takes place behind the scenes is critical in guiding medical decisions about patient health. Having various specializations within the profession, medical laboratory professionals are trained with the specific knowledge and skills to perform their individual roles. We thank you for your dedication and resilience!

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Accreditation Canada and IQMH announce the retirement of President, Jeff Sumner

By Editor on 3/11/2021

Jeff SumnerPlease join us in extending our best wishes to IQMH President, Jeff Sumner, who is retiring on March 31, 2021. Jeff has been leading IQMH since 2017 and has dedicated his career to improving the quality of medical laboratories across the country for many years.

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Attention Accreditation Assessors — Access to eBinder has moved!

By Editor on 2/1/2021
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Excellence Canada’s Healthy Workplace Great Employer Award

By Editor on 12/17/2020
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IQMH Centre for Accreditation is now part of the Accreditation Canada family as Accreditation Canada Diagnostics

By Editor on 11/30/2020



On November 30, 2020, IQMH and Accreditation Canada moved forward with their planned integration by welcoming the IQMH Centre for Accreditation to the Accreditation Canada family. IQMH Centre for Accreditation has been rebranded as Accreditation Canada (AC) Diagnostics. The IQMH Centre for Education and Echocardiography (EQI) services are also part of this transfer, while the IQMH Centre for Proficiency Testing remains within IQMH as a controlled affiliate of Accreditation Canada.

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IQMH Centre for Accreditation is becoming part of the Accreditation Canada family under a new name

By Editor on 11/4/2020

Accreditation Canada, Health Standards Organization and IQMH COVID-19 Resources

By Editor on 4/7/2020

To defeat COVID-19 everyone has to do their part. Accreditation Canada, Health Standards Organization Institute for Quality Management in Healthcare and our partners have released a suite of resources to support health care and social service workers and their organizations.

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Accreditation Canada Diagnostics

1500–393 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1E6 Canada

Phone: 416-323-9540 
Toll-free: 1-877-323-9540 
Fax: 416-323-9324 

Email: accreditation@acdiagnostics.ca

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AC Diagnostics is a group of diagnostics assessment programs offered byAccreditation Canada.